Period
to 19 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £395 per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Tester
South East > Surrey
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 125 123
Rank change year-on-year -7 -2 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 32 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.97% 0.83% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.87% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 11 22
Surrey median daily rate £395 £325 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.54% -10.65% +3.93%
10th Percentile £308 £230 £289
90th Percentile £425 £406 £425
South East median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Surrey median hourly rate £9.50 £10.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -75.00% -
10th Percentile £9.25 £10.00 £35.00
90th Percentile £9.75 £10.00 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £9.50 £10.50 £105.00
% change year-on-year -9.52% -90.00% +223.08%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Surrey
Contract vacancies in Surrey with a recognized job title 3,105 2,401 2,514
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 94.68% 95.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,162 1,638 1,677
Surrey median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £241
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £409 £400
% change year-on-year +3.91% +2.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 80 144
Surrey median hourly rate £23.00 £18.75 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.67% -18.48% +27.78%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.61 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.98 £47.50 £48.75
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.63
% change year-on-year +8.57% -10.83% +12.14%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Surrey

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Tester in Surrey.

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Surrey

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Surrey over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Surrey

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester in Surrey.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Surrey

Tester
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Surrey region over the 6 months to 19 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reigate -14 17 £399 +27.60% 2
Staines -19 4 £425 -
Woking +5 2 - - 1
Guildford -17 2 £393 - 3
Leatherhead +1 1 £325 -9.41% 1
Epsom -2 1 - -
Weybridge - 1 £375 -
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Surrey region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (68.75%) Test Automation
3 16 (50.00%) SQL
4 14 (43.75%) Finance
4 14 (43.75%) Scrum
5 13 (40.63%) Test Strategy
6 12 (37.50%) Selenium
7 11 (34.38%) C#
8 10 (31.25%) Regression Testing
9 9 (28.13%) QA
9 9 (28.13%) SpecFlow
10 8 (25.00%) WebDriver
10 8 (25.00%) ISTQB
10 8 (25.00%) TDD
10 8 (25.00%) E-Commerce
11 7 (21.88%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (21.88%) Performance Testing
11 7 (21.88%) Manual Testing
11 7 (21.88%) User Stories
11 7 (21.88%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (21.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (21.88%) Scenario Testing
11 7 (21.88%) Acceptance Criteria
12 6 (18.75%) SDLC
12 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (18.75%) Visual Studio
12 6 (18.75%) HP
12 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
13 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (15.63%) Banking

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.13%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (3.13%) Confluence
1 1 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.13%) Heroku
1 1 (3.13%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Bluetooth
Development Applications
1 12 (37.50%) Selenium
2 9 (28.13%) SpecFlow
3 8 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 7 (21.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (18.75%) Visual Studio
6 5 (15.63%) HP UFT
6 5 (15.63%) Protractor
7 4 (12.50%) JMeter
7 4 (12.50%) TeamCity
8 3 (9.38%) JIRA
8 3 (9.38%) LoadRunner
9 2 (6.25%) Cucumber
9 2 (6.25%) Gatling
10 1 (3.13%) Appium
10 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
10 1 (3.13%) Zephyr
General
1 14 (43.75%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
3 3 (9.38%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Advertising
4 1 (3.13%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) Node.js
2 1 (3.13%) React Native
2 1 (3.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Mindset
2 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.13%) Infotainment
2 1 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (68.75%) Test Automation
3 14 (43.75%) Scrum
4 13 (40.63%) Test Strategy
5 10 (31.25%) Regression Testing
6 8 (25.00%) E-Commerce
6 8 (25.00%) TDD
7 7 (21.88%) Acceptance Criteria
7 7 (21.88%) Manual Testing
7 7 (21.88%) Performance Testing
7 7 (21.88%) Scenario Testing
7 7 (21.88%) User Stories
8 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (18.75%) SDLC
9 5 (15.63%) Microservices
9 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering
9 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (12.50%) BDD
10 4 (12.50%) Defect Management
11 3 (9.38%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (50.00%) SQL
2 11 (34.38%) C#
3 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 5 (15.63%) Python
4 5 (15.63%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.25%) Java
6 1 (3.13%) C
6 1 (3.13%) C++
6 1 (3.13%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (21.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (9.38%) ISEB
4 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (28.13%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.13%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) HP
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) Capita
4 1 (3.13%) FNZ